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winter solstice 2013 Saturday, December 21

Posted: 17/12/2013 at 15:46

Nut, I've just been out to have a look and there are; lobelia, pansies, roses, gypsophila, a perennial type of Allysum, some tall strange nameless papery flowers that I bought at a fete this summer, and probably some others lurking at the end, all in flower. I'm sure that isn't normal for this time of year.

Mark, I share your feelings about it starting to get light again!

indoor herbs

Posted: 17/12/2013 at 15:39

Swiss Sue; that is a really good tip


Posted: 16/12/2013 at 14:16

Dove, I love the 'spotted dick' comment

Plant identification

Posted: 16/12/2013 at 14:14

Could it be a form of Datura?

indoor herbs

Posted: 16/12/2013 at 14:13

HRose, I've had supermarket herbs also last for months; only once has one failed when I potted it on. I find they do best near an East facing window; they get a bit scorched on the South facing one. Baby Bio now do an indoor herb plant food I believe, but I just give them original BabyBio.

Dr Hessayon quits writing

Posted: 16/12/2013 at 14:08

Dr. H's book on veg is my bible

Talkback: How to protect plants in winter

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 17:11

Thanks for all the info on insulating a green house, must do it next year.

Mysterious happenings

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 17:01

The notifier has only worked for me about once in the last 8 months and that was after I queried it. I believe it says somewhere on this forum that the problem will be solved in another week or 2. Meanwhile I just go to the heading 'followed threads'.

Fox gloves

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 16:52

Patsy F, many thanks

2 Hibiscus

Posted: 14/12/2013 at 19:47

Hello Sylvia, years ago someone told me that the only thing Hibiscus needs is water. I have seen them growing in the Carribean and never thought they would manage here in the Norfolk Fens, where we have about the least rainfall in the UK and it often drops below freezing in the winter.

I grow one just outside my front fence on shallow thin soil facing West, it is lucky if it gets watered twice each summer and apart from that gets no attention at all.

It is flourishing

Discussions started by artjak

ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Best crop ever 
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Grass snake in herbaceous border 
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More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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bird nest in potato bag

I have found a bird's nest in a potato grow bag 
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What veg are you growing this year?

What veg? 
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Advice needed on propagation 
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Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Would like feedback info on Green Deal 
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Pruning Hebes

Is it possible to prune Hebes? 
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Emptying a compost bin

How to empty a bin 
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Anyone ever grown watercress 
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Transport needed for flooded gardens

Flooded gardens support really taking off; we need transport relays 
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Cheapish potato planting bags

Reduced price potato bags 
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